by Marc Allie 21
News
  • pc

"Easy Mode" Ruins Diablo III Forever (Again)

Well, Blizzard has done it again folks.  Another new "feature" of Diablo III has been revealed, and if you thought the rainbows and unicorns were bad, you'll hate this.  A checkpoint system will likely be put into place, which means no more totally fun and enjoyable (in a masochistic way) trips with no gear back to retrieve your corpse.  BLIZZARD!  Throw us a bone here!  There is no greater feeling than dying repeatedly to the same monsters over and over, with a long walk in the nude in between each death.  And what about the challenge?  Defeating enemies without any of that overrated gear weighing you down is a nice change of pace. 

by Nick Puleo 16
Interview
  • xbox 360

Fable 2 Co-Op Interview - Orbs and All

Fable 2 has been in the news a lot lately, specifically in regards to its co-op mode and where it would stand when the game launches on October 21st.  We had a chance to ask a few questions to the game's Lead Designer, Dean Carter, to get the skinny on just how the cooperative mode works. 

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 9
News
  • xbox 360

Mercenaries 2 Update Coming

Mercenaries 2 has been covered many here at Co-Optimus. Having played a bit of the game, it seems like a decent mercenary simulator. Well, for those of you clamoring for an update for Mercs 2, your prayers are being answered. According to Shacknews, an update for the game will be coming out on October 13th for the 360 and PS3 versions of the game. The update will add cheat codes to the game (essential for a game like Mercenaries 2) and several new playable characters.

by Nick Puleo 7
News

Introducing Colony of Gamers Website

With all that has gone on in the past few days in our communities, it may be confusing to find your way.  Let me show you the an open door, and a place to find your friends.  Let me show you a gathering of good folks, let me introduce you to a Colony of Gamers.  CoG will become your HUB World for everything gaming.  Whether it's PC Games from Immortal Machines, User reviews from PlayItReviewIt, Podcasts from InGameChat, Co-Op Gaming from us here at Co-Optimus or even comic talk from Johnny Gigawatt and the Tiger Men from Mars.   CoG is about you, it's about our community, and it's for everyone. Read all about Colony of Gamers at the recently launched site.

by Nick Puleo 0
News

September Co-Op Monthly Round-Up

Wow!  What a busy month at Co-Optimus HQ.  We launched a podcast, our Co-Op Couples series had three new stories, and launched Beyond Co-Op.   In total there were 7 reviews, an interview, 3 co-op classics, 2 podcast episodes, and 9 co-op game releases.  In fact, there's so much content we can't post it all on the front page...so hit the Read More link to find out what you may have missed this month.

by Nick Puleo 0
Screens
  • xbox live arcade

Duke Nuke 3D Unlocks Duke Nukem Forever Screens

If you are like us, then you've been re-living your earlier years replaying a great conversion of Duke Nukem 3D for the Xbox Live Arcade.  I've been playing co-op all the way through, and I believe we are just shy of the infamous Football Stadium level.  But if you go outside your cooperative comfort zone and play some Duke Match amassing 500 kills and finally earning all achievements in the game you'll be rewarded with something special.  There's a hidden gallery that is unlocked that reveals two hi resolution Duke Nukem Forever screenshots.  Yes...THAT Duke Nukem Forever. 

by Nick Puleo 462
News

The Bag-O-Swag Giveaway

They always say one person's loss is someone else's gain - and in this case that will be one lucky Co-Optimus member!  I can't even begin to describe everything in this bag of swag, but there's at least a half dozen t-shirts, a couple dozen stickers, hats, action figures, cases, notebooks, games, dvds and more.  A lot of this stuff is rare promo materials...other stuff is just plain cool. 

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